Saturday, May 26, 2018

1 Corinthians 1:5

Scripture Writing, hand lettering, Bible memorization

that in every way you were enriched in Him in all speech and all knowledge. ~1 Corinthians 1:5

Are you wondering how to see and share the Gospel message from this verse? Look at it again and look for the work that it says God has done on their behalf.

-what does it mean to be enriched? To make something more valuable. The Corinthians had been made more valuable in Christ. They were now priceless because Christ had given them speech and knowledge about Himself. They knew how to share the message of forgiveness and grace. 

-how does our speech and knowledge affect others? If we are sharing God's love, then we are edifying others, or at least challenging them to think about their relationship (or lack of one) with God.

-they were enriched in every way - not just their eternal lives, but their daily lives were made better because they knew about Jesus. They could think about His sacrifice when they were struggling with something, they could think about His service to others while they tended to their own family's needs, and they could remember that He promises us an eternity with Him - there is ALWAYS something to look forward to with Christ as your Lord!

I used to think that I did not have anything to write about that anyone would want to read. Then I read this verse and God showed me that not only did I have something to write about, I had the BEST thing to write about - Jesus!

Just as Paul gave thanks for the work God was doing in the Corinthians' hearts and lives, I am giving thanks for you - because I knew that God's Word does not return void - He accomplishes great things on our behalf. He is working in your life and in mine. For you today, may He enrich you in every way. Know that you are loved!

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